Plant local and they will come

Plant local and they will come

Plant local and they will come Autumn is all about harvesting the end of summer vegetable crops and getting your vegie beds ready for winter crops. But, it’s also the perfect time to be planting local native plants. Native plants come from anywhere in Australia....
Water for wildlife

Water for wildlife

Water for wildlife This summer has been a pretty wet one thanks to the end of the drought and the onset of La Niña. That said, we’ve had a couple of extremely hot days, which put our local birds, reptiles and marsupials living in the suburbs under extra pressure....
How dirty is the water you’re swimming in?

How dirty is the water you’re swimming in?

How dirty is the water you’re swimming in? Did you know there were several days earlier this month when the quality of the water in all of Melbourne’s popular swimming spots in the Yarra and Port Phillip Bay was deemed not safe to swim in? Water quality in our...
Your surprising best friend in dealing with snails

Your surprising best friend in dealing with snails

Your surprising best friend in dealing with snails Blue-tongue lizards are one of the most iconic reptiles in Australia. They are not very timid, have gorgeous markings and that distinctive blue tongue. Actually there are six types of blue-tongues in Australia –...
Dealing with pesky possums in your garden

Dealing with pesky possums in your garden

Dealing with pesky possums in your garden There’s no doubt possums cause all kinds of problems for gardeners. In fact, I’ve had possum problems in every garden I’ve had. At my old rental house in Northcote the Common Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) ransacked...